Polar bear

But, but, but think of the polar bears…oh wait

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The Greenies would have you believe that polar bears are cute, cuddly and at risk of dying.

Unfortunately pesky things called facts get in the way of the global warming propaganda.

Global polar bear populations are at a fifty-year record high. Yet the?International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has just released a study suggesting?that they are doomed.

Which version of events should we believe?

Well that all depends on where you prefer to place your trust: on reality or on computer models concocted by activists who desperately want the polar bear to retain its status as the ursine victim of the man-made global warming apocalypse.

If you prefer to go with reality, here?s the good news from Susan Crockford, who puts the global polar bear population at a very healthy 26,000. This would mean, she has notedbefore, that the population has increased by around 4,200 since 2001.

Ironically, the IUCN?the world?s leading conservation monitoring body, responsible for producing the ?Red List? which classifies endangered species?agrees with her estimates. What it won?t do is admit that the news is good. (Well, good if you think having lots of extra polar bears is good. I?m not so sure. I?d agree with my friend Steven Crowder that actually they are evil: one of only two species?the other being the Saltwater crocodile?which deliberately hunts down human beings as prey). ?? Read more »

Lose Wars, Can’t Care for a Polar Bear

Forget about people, you can tell much more about a culture and a country?by how it cares for animals. ?Some zoos around the world I have visited have been downright disgusting. ?The lowlight of my decade of touring around the world has been the Thonburi Snake Farm in Bangkok.

But I have never been to Argentina.

Maybe if the polar bear played football Argentinians might care about him a bit more.

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This is Arturo, a polar bear living in South America who has been called the ?world?s saddest animal?.

He sits in a concrete enclosure at Mendoza Zoo in Argentina in temperatures of up to 40C (104F) and is said to have been depressed since his long-term friend Pelusa died two years ago.

It is claimed the 29-year-old?s lonely life is causing him to display abnormal behaviour, including tilting his head and showing his teeth while pacing back and forth and rocking from side to side.

Animal rights activists now want Arturo – whose only access to cooling water in his enclosure is said to be a pool just 20in (50cm) deep – moved to another zoo that offers cooler conditions.

 

 

About those Polar Bears

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It seems that the scientists lied…they aren’t disappearing as fast as their credibility is.

The Daily Caller reports:

This may come as a shocker to some, but scientists are not always right ? especially when under intense public pressure for answers.

Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently?admitted?to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was ?simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.?

Crockford has been critical of official polar bear population estimates because they fail to include five large subpopulations of polar bears. Due to the uncertainty of the populations in these areas, PBSG did not include them in their official estimate ? but the polar bear group did include other subpopulation estimates.

PBSG has for years said that global polar bear populations were between 20,000 and 25,000, but these estimates are likely much lower than how many polar bears are actually living in the world.

?Based on previous PBSG estimates and other research reports, it appears there are probably at least another 6,000 or so bears living in these regions and perhaps as many as 9,000 (or more) that are not included in any PBSG ?global population estimate,?? Crockford?wrote?on her blog.

?These are guesses, to be sure, but they at least give a potential size,? Crockford added. ? Read more »

This would look good as a rug

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Greenpeace have been grandstanding again.

The doors of the National Party’s central North Island conference were barred when a gate-crashing polar bear lumbered up to the security guard.

Greenpeace New Zealand was behind the gimmick that was designed to challenge attendees to consider climate change as “the polar bear in the meeting”.

The life-size bear padded up to the door of Hamilton’s Kingsgate Hotel about 8.45am on Saturday, accompanied by Greenpeace energy campaigner Steve Abel, but the pair were denied entry.

“Our intention was to highlight the fact that [National] is a party and a government thus far, over the last six years, that has done not only extremely little on climate change but many things that make the problem worse,” Abel said. Read more »

I guess it was just lonely

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So fake and far fetched it’s frickin’ funny: The fraud of emotive campaigning

I was watching TV last night and saw an ad come on which I started thinking was a bit of a piss take. Turns out I was right, even if the effect it had wasn’t intentional. This ad by Greenpeace encapsulates almost everything I hate about the communist? socialist? Green movement. One thing I can’t stand is emotive campaigning which is so often used by the far left, and captures so many of those targeted people who have trouble keeping their emotions in check over rational thought and logical common sense. These are the kind of tactics that could get a potential left wing government into power. ?Not so much the major party, but the coattail riders like the Green Party whom would be required to get the numbers. To get those numbers isn’t too hard, just throw around a bit of emotional abuse to make people feel guilty about something that never has, or never will happen, BINGO: there goes your votes.

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How are the Polar Bears and Whales doing?

The green taliban like to scare us that Whales and Polar Bears are dying…but are they?

Nope…not anytime soon.

Humpback whales.?Some cetaceans are in big trouble. The Yangtze River dolphin is down to a few individuals, at best. Right whales could disappear by the end of the century. Yet we?ve been repeating the ?save the whales? mantra for so long that the real conservation status of most whales is widely misunderstood.

Humpbacks were endangered decades ago due to whaling, but international protection has helped them rebound so well that they are now listed as a ?species of least concern.? The global pre-whaling population is estimated at about 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals. Conservation efforts worked, and humpback whales are doing all right now.? Read more »

Green Taliban misleading still on Arctic

They just can’t stop telling lies.

The Green Taliban has led a protest in London telling everyone that the Arctic is in peril and that the ice is melting and polar bears are doomed…

As many as 3,000 protesters took to the streets of London and?marched?alongside a double-decker-bus sized polar bear puppet, calling for bans on oil and natural gas drilling in the Arctic.

The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the protests, argues that oil and gas drilling contributes to global warming, which in turn reduces Arctic ice cover and causes polar bears to become endangered species.

?That ice is melting at a rapid rate meaning the ocean absorbs the sunlight resulting in a warmer earth,?writes?Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace?s international executive director.??Polar bears, seals, walruses and whales are just some of the species that call the Arctic home. And it?s all in danger.?? Read more »

When Polar Bears Attack

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WO in regard to your post on the polar bear trying to get into the human lunchbox…

This is what happens when one does!

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The Northern News Services covering Canada’s territories described the attack:

?Shaw was guiding a group of American hunters 45 minutes outside of Kimmirut when he was mauled by the bear.

“We didn’t know there was a polar bear in the area,” he said. “He just suddenly appeared in our camp.”

Shaw said the bear first approached the tent the Americans were camping in and tore through it.

It then headed for the tent Shaw was staying in.

“He started ripping through and we managed to get out through the door,” Shaw said.

The hunting guide started to run and was chased by the bear, which was about seven feet tall.

Shaw then tripped on a rock and the bear pounced on him.

“His claws started digging into my skin and he was biting my head,” he said.

“He jumped up and down on me four times breaking my ribs.”

One of the Americans was able to shoot the bear and kill it before it was able to do any more damage to Shaw.

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And bricks were shat

Polar Bears are the only animal on Earth that is said to see humans as a food source.

So?Gordon Buchanan decides to put himself in a glass “box” to see what happens when he’s the local polar bear takeaway store.

This, care of BBC 2

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Here is Gordon being interviewed about the experience:

 

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